Cop cites Kyle Busch for speeding and ‘disrespectful attitude’

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Kyle Busch learned his lesson after being cited for speeding for going 128 mph in a 45 mph zone three years ago.

Well, kinda.

Old Leadfoot … uh, make that the younger Busch brother, has once again been nailed for speeding in another 45 mph zone, according to Charlotte TV station WSOC.

Only this time, Busch’s offending speed was a more reasonable 60 mph in a 45 mph zone when he was stopped April 29 at 7:45 pm ET while driving through the northwest suburban Charlotte hamlet of Denver, N.C.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who issued Busch the speeding ticket (copy above) made sure to point out Busch’s “disrespectful attitude” on the citation.

Busch reportedly told the trooper he thought the speed limit was 55 mph, according to WSOC.

No court date has been announced, and Busch has thus far refused comment on the incident.

This is at least the third traffic citation Busch has received in the last eight years.

In 2006, he was cited for reckless driving in Richmond, Va., after “chirping” his tires while exiting a gas station.

Then there was the infamous citation in 2011, when Busch was caught on radar by a sheriff’s deputy doing 83 mph over the limit (128 mph in a 45 mph zone) north of Mooresville, N.C.

He was charged in that incident with careless and reckless driving and speeding. Busch pleaded guilty to the latter charge, paid a $1,000 fine, had his driver’s license suspended for 45 days and was placed on one year of unsupervised probation.

It’s unlikely Busch will be penalized by NASCAR for his latest infraction, as the sanctioning body considered his two previous run-ins a private matter and did not sanction him.

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BMW confirms IMSA, WEC GTE line-ups for 2018

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BMW has confirmed its driver line-ups for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship campaigns.

In an announcement made at its end-of-year Sports Trophy event on Friday night, BMW firmed up its roster across its factory WEC team and its customer RLL Racing IMSA squad.

Two of the 2018 BMW M8 GTEs will enter the WEC next year, joining a hotly-contested GTE-Pro class that already features Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and Ford.

BMW factory drivers Antonio Felix da Costa, Nick Catsburg, Augusto Farfus and Martin Tomczyk will share the two cars across the 13-month ‘super season’.

The quartet will be joined by Tom Blomqvist, Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

In IMSA, the RLL Racing team will once again field Sims and John Edwards, who will be joined by the incoming Connor De Phillippi and Jesse Krohn.

BMW also confirmed on Friday night that Tom Blomqvist would see out the Formula E season with its Andretti-affiliated team, having been benched for Kamui Kobayashi in Hong Kong.